Mom & Son Move into TINY HOUSE Near Tetons to Live Simply

August 7, 2020 john 19 26217 11:36

TINY HOUSE BLOG w/ APPLIANCES, MATERIALS, & STORIES: VIDEO DESCRIPTION: Single mom downsizes into a 380 square foot Tiny House with her teen son near Grand Teton National Park. She now is able to save money, work less, and spend more time doing the things she loves. The Tiny House is beautiful, with sweeping…

Ecocapsule aims at “anywhere-living” with own energy & water

July 26, 2020 john 21 24259 11:36

Can off-grid, anywhere-living appeal the masses? The Ecocapsule mobile dwelling gathers solar/wind energy, harvests/filters water. It shelters up to 2 comfortably and includes all essentials: kitchen, toilet, shower, folding bed, storage. Sona Pohlova and Tomáš Žáček created the original design in 2014 for a client with a ranch who didn’t have the infrastructure for guest…

50 years off-grid: architect-maker paradise amid NorCal redwoods

April 26, 2020 john 20 152668 47:29

In 1968, Charles Bello and his wife, Vanna Rae, moved onto 240 acres of redwood forest looking to live a simpler life off the land. They had spent their savings to purchase the land so they got to work building their home themselves. Their first structure was a panelized A-frame that they erected in 5…

Unique Tiny House

July 24, 2019 john 11 1557 08:32

I had the privledge of touring one of the most unique tiny houses I’ve ever seen. This cozy cabin was built into the side of a rocky bluff and is built with a large amount of repurposed materials.

Forsaken Joshua Tree hut becomes off-grid folly for stargazing

February 25, 2019 john 20 62018 13:05

When Malek Alqadi and Hillary Flur first drove down the dirt road in Joshua Tree and saw the collapsing homestead cabin surrounded by open space, they knew it was the spot to build their off-grid smart cabin. The Folly Cabin is reference to the the often useless buildings built in 19th century Europe on large…

Incredible Small Off-Grid Earthship Home

December 15, 2018 john 20 100097 20:28

This off-the-grid home in Adelaide, Australia is something completely different! An Earthship is a radically sustainable and self-sufficient building which uses a combination of modern off-grid technology, super clever passive solar design techniques and a whole lot of recycled materials (including trash) all mixed with earth building techniques to create an incredible, high performance home.…

True Off-Grid Homesteading in A Pioneer Style Cabin

September 4, 2018 john 20 42218 18:15

Doug and Stacy are living the pioneer lifestyle in the 21st century! Living in a beautifully constructed DIY pioneer style cabin and homesteading their land in Missouri, this adventurous couple have left behind the trappings of the modern world. Their home has no refrigerator, no electricity and only gravity fed running water. They live simply…

Spectacular Tiny House Truck Made From Salvaged Materials

May 6, 2018 john 20 26848 16:30

This off-the-grid tiny house truck tour video is sponsored by Skillshare, an online learning platform. The first 500 people to use this unique link can try it out free for 2 months! Adam and Sian have built an amazing off-the-grid tiny house on the back of a beautiful old Bedford truck. Their home is…

Blogger builds efficient, off-grid Passive House in Colorado

September 25, 2017 john 20 37829 20:14

Twenty years ago Andrew Michler bought a $60,000 solar shack in the Colorado mountains that “immediately fell apart” and inspired two decades of experiments in off-grid living. Today, he and his wife live in the reconfigured shack and he has turned a former shed on the property into an ultra low-consuming Passive House (Passivhaus). “Passive…

Beautiful Tiny Turf Houses in Iceland – Full Tour & Interview

September 30, 2016 john 20 29856 17:48

Turf houses are the original green buildings because they were built using local and natural materials. In Southern Iceland they used turf from the local wetlands and lava stones to build thick walls that would insulate the houses against wind and cold weather. They imported small amounts of wood, or used driftwood. Most turf houses…